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The boys Khadijat brought to my house killed her —Boyfriend of ex-Ondo deputy gov’s daughter

Saidu-Shakiru Adeyemi, the boyfriend of Miss Khadijat Oluboyo, the slain daughter of Lasisi Oluboyo, former deputy governor of Ondo State, has denied involvement in her death.  Oluboyo, the 25-year-old final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungb

Osun election: No corps member absconded with electoral materials – NYSC DG 

Peter Dada, Akure The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Suleman Kazaure, on Tuesday, expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the corps members, who worked as ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, in
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Osun election: No corps member absconded with electoral materials – NYSC DG 

Peter Dada, Akure The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps, Brig. Gen. Suleman Kazaure, on Tuesday, expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the corps members, who worked as ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, in the last Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State. The DG, however, denied the rumour that a […]

Father of boy saved by Paris ‘Spiderman’ convicted for negligence

The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone. Mamoudou Gassama was propelled to global sta
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Father of boy saved by Paris ‘Spiderman’ convicted for negligence

The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone. Mamoudou Gassama was propelled to global stardom in May after footage of him scaling the facade of the apartment building with […]

Sarri will help Hazard reach his potential, insists Zola

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola believes Eden Hazard hasn’t yet reached his true potential, but can do under the tutelage of Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Now in his seventh season in England, Hazard has shone in winning two Premier Leagu
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Sarri will help Hazard reach his potential, insists Zola

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola believes Eden Hazard hasn’t yet reached his true potential, but can do under the tutelage of Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Now in his seventh season in England, Hazard has shone in winning two Premier League titles and was named the second best player at the World Cup after captaining […]

FRSC screens 15,000 applicants in Kaduna

The Federal Road Safety Corps has begun screening of more than 15,000 applicants for various positions in Kaduna State in its ongoing nationwide recruitment exercise. The officer in charge of the exercise in Kaduna, Assistant Corps Marshal Susan Ajenge, told
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FRSC screens 15,000 applicants in Kaduna

The Federal Road Safety Corps has begun screening of more than 15,000 applicants for various positions in Kaduna State in its ongoing nationwide recruitment exercise. The officer in charge of the exercise in Kaduna, Assistant Corps Marshal Susan Ajenge, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday that the exercise would last for five days. […]

South-East govs asked Buhari to proscribe IPOB – Group

Tony Okafor, Awka A group, G23 Foundation, seeking the reelection of President Muhammadu  Buhari in next year’s general elections has exonerated the president over the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription. Speaking at a press conference in
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South-East govs asked Buhari to proscribe IPOB – Group

Tony Okafor, Awka A group, G23 Foundation, seeking the reelection of President Muhammadu  Buhari in next year’s general elections has exonerated the president over the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription. Speaking at a press conference in Awka, the Anambra State capital,  the leader of the group, Mr Johnbosco Onunkwo, said what Buhari did in the […]

Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash

Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Lampard, who is in his first management job, watched his Derby side climb into the top s
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Lampard looks forward to Mourinho League Cup clash

Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Lampard, who is in his first management job, watched his Derby side climb into the top six of the Championship with a stylish 3-1 home win […]

Air Peace to resume Lagos-Asaba route flight Oct. 8

A Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has announced plans to restart its daily Lagos-Asaba-Lagos flights on Oct. 8. The airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, said on Monday in Lagos State that the airline decided to return to the Asaba rout
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Air Peace to resume Lagos-Asaba route flight Oct. 8

A Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has announced plans to restart its daily Lagos-Asaba-Lagos flights on Oct. 8. The airline’s Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, said on Monday in Lagos State that the airline decided to return to the Asaba route to end the nightmare of air travellers seeking to connect the Delta State capital, […]

[BREAKING]  OSUN election: Hoodlums attack PDP chieftain, Diekola 

Femi Makinde, Osogbo A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, has been attacked by some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Our correspondent gathered tha
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[BREAKING]  OSUN election: Hoodlums attack PDP chieftain, Diekola 

Femi Makinde, Osogbo A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, has been attacked by some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Our correspondent gathered that some PDP thugs with some chieftains of the party had earlier come to Alekuwodo area […]

Osun election: ADC deputy governorship candidate, Oloyede, flays INEC over rerun

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Justice Olamide Oloyede (retd) has flayed the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. Oloyede, who wa
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Osun election: ADC deputy governorship candidate, Oloyede, flays INEC over rerun

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Justice Olamide Oloyede (retd) has flayed the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring the Osun State governorship election inconclusive. Oloyede, who was retired by the National Judicial Council for criticising the All Progressives Congress’ administration led by Governor  Rauf Aregbesola said the governorship […]

Pogba takes aim at Mourinho’s negative tactics

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers,  which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder sa
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Pogba takes aim at Mourinho’s negative tactics

Paul Pogba launched a blistering critique of Manchester United’s defensive-minded tactics in Saturday’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers,  which is likely to infuriate manager Jose Mourinho. The 25-year-old French World Cup winning midfielder said there were no excuses for not attacking in home games. The draw — played out in front of legendary former manager Alex […]

Mantu commends Secondus for turning PDP to portent political force”

Dr. Umar Mantu, a House of Representatives aspirant in Plateau State, has commended PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, for “repackaging PDP into a portent political force’’. Mantu, son of former deputy senate president Ibrahim Mantu, who is se
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Mantu commends Secondus for turning PDP to portent political force”

Dr. Umar Mantu, a House of Representatives aspirant in Plateau State, has commended PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, for “repackaging PDP into a portent political force’’. Mantu, son of former deputy senate president Ibrahim Mantu, who is seeking to represent Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency, spoke on Monday in Bokkos, in an interactive session with PDP […]

Pinnick hails Enyimba, demands self-belief against Raja

The President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has advised Nigeria’s flagbearers in the semi-finals of 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba FC of Aba, to have unwavering self-belief when they confront Raja Casablanca of Morocco. According to the
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Pinnick hails Enyimba, demands self-belief against Raja

The President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has advised Nigeria’s flagbearers in the semi-finals of 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba FC of Aba, to have unwavering self-belief when they confront Raja Casablanca of Morocco. According to the federation’s Media Aide, Ademola Olajire, Pinnick gave the advise on Sunday while congratulating the “People’s Elephant” for their […]

Tiger Woods wins first trophy in five years

Tiger Woods won his first title since 2013 when he captured the Tour Championship by two strokes in Atlanta on Sunday. READ ALSO: I’m ready to dump England for Eagles – Sheyi Ojo Woods led throughout the final round and finished at 11-under-par 269 at Ea
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Tiger Woods wins first trophy in five years

Tiger Woods won his first title since 2013 when he captured the Tour Championship by two strokes in Atlanta on Sunday. READ ALSO: I’m ready to dump England for Eagles – Sheyi Ojo Woods led throughout the final round and finished at 11-under-par 269 at East Lake, where he carded a closing 71 for his 80th […]

TCN explains power outage in North East

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says the current power outage in some North East states was due to a tripping, caused by a fault on the Jos-Gombe 330kv transmission line. TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah stated this in a statement on Mo
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TCN explains power outage in North East

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says the current power outage in some North East states was due to a tripping, caused by a fault on the Jos-Gombe 330kv transmission line. TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah stated this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, adding that the problem occurred shortly after the […]

Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Liverpool secured a sixth straight win at the opening of a league season for the first time in 28 years to pull clear in the Premier League title race as Chelsea stumbled for the first time this season at West Ham on Sunday. It was another poor weekend for Ma
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Five things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Liverpool secured a sixth straight win at the opening of a league season for the first time in 28 years to pull clear in the Premier League title race as Chelsea stumbled for the first time this season at West Ham on Sunday. It was another poor weekend for Manchester United, though, as they lost […]

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday. Rather than waiting to
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Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday. Rather than waiting to respond to a famine after many lives already have been lost, the tech firms “will use the predictive […]

National Assembly postpones resumption to Oct 9

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from the ongoing two-month annual recess to October 9, 2018. The federal legislature, which went on recess in July, was scheduled to resume on Tuesday. A top source told our correspondent
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National Assembly postpones resumption to Oct 9

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from the ongoing two-month annual recess to October 9, 2018. The federal legislature, which went on recess in July, was scheduled to resume on Tuesday. A top source told our correspondent that the decision followed a meeting by the leadership of the National Assembly on […]

Karius denies fleeing Liverpool after horror Champions League final

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has insisted he did not join Besiktas on loan to escape Merseyside after his nightmare in the Champions League final. The 25-year-old German made two costly mistakes in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real
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Karius denies fleeing Liverpool after horror Champions League final

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has insisted he did not join Besiktas on loan to escape Merseyside after his nightmare in the Champions League final. The 25-year-old German made two costly mistakes in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev last May. READ ALSO: Pogba not as selfish as people think –Deschamps […]

Pirates abduct 12 ship crew members on Nigerian waters

Oladimeji Ramon Some pirates have reportedly kidnapped the 12 crew members on a ship travelling between Lagos and Port Harcourt. The ship’s operator told Reuters that the attack happened on Saturday around 45 nautical miles South-West of Bonny Island. The a
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Pirates abduct 12 ship crew members on Nigerian waters

Oladimeji Ramon Some pirates have reportedly kidnapped the 12 crew members on a ship travelling between Lagos and Port Harcourt. The ship’s operator told Reuters that the attack happened on Saturday around 45 nautical miles South-West of Bonny Island. The abducted crew members were identified as nationals of Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia. […]

Pliskova stuns tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The fourth seed took just 63 minutes to complete a clinical 6-4, 6-4 victory over the newly crowned US Open ch
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Pliskova stuns tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The fourth seed took just 63 minutes to complete a clinical 6-4, 6-4 victory over the newly crowned US Open champion in Tokyo, bringing Osaka’s 10-match winning streak to a shuddering halt. […]

Vote buying was minimal in Osun poll, says Nigeria Civil Society

The Nigeria Civil Society  says incidents of vote buying during the September 22 Osun State governorship election was minimal. The Coordinator of the group, Mr Clement Nwanko, said this on Sunday in Osogbo while addressing Journalists on its findings and obs
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Vote buying was minimal in Osun poll, says Nigeria Civil Society

The Nigeria Civil Society  says incidents of vote buying during the September 22 Osun State governorship election was minimal. The Coordinator of the group, Mr Clement Nwanko, said this on Sunday in Osogbo while addressing Journalists on its findings and observations during the poll. Nwanko said announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission and law enforcement […]

BREAKING: INEC declares Osun election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Osun governorship election inconclusive. INEC’s Returning Officer,  Joseph Afuwape, who announced the results on Sunday afternoon, said the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, polled 254,699 wh
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BREAKING: INEC declares Osun election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Osun governorship election inconclusive. INEC’s Returning Officer,  Joseph Afuwape, who announced the results on Sunday afternoon, said the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, polled 254,699 while Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress had 254,345 votes. READ ALSO: Adeleke faults Osogbo, Ayedaade results Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party polled 128,049 votes […]

Six feared dead in Maiduguri boat mishap

Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that the incident occurred on Friday during a boat journey from Zabarmar
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Six feared dead in Maiduguri boat mishap

Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that the incident occurred on Friday during a boat journey from Zabarmari to Dusuman settlement. Bulama Maidamma, the ward Head of Zabarmari, who […]

Kogi LG workers to receive 54% of salary

Local Government workers in Kogi State have applauded the state government for its decision to increase their monthly percentage salary from 30 per cent to 54 per cent with effect from this month. The state chapters of the Medical and Health Workers Union of
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Kogi LG workers to receive 54% of salary

Local Government workers in Kogi State have applauded the state government for its decision to increase their monthly percentage salary from 30 per cent to 54 per cent with effect from this month. The state chapters of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Nigeria Union of Local […]

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania’s devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria. Hopes were fading of finding any more survivors three days after th
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Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania’s devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria. Hopes were fading of finding any more survivors three days after the ferry sank on Thursday, even after rescuers pulled out an engineer who had managed to […]

Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat as qualified as Ambode to be gov – Lagos APC Chair

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Tunde Balogun, speaks with SUNDAY ABORISADE on the rift between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the party’s primaries What are you doing to ensure that the A
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Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat as qualified as Ambode to be gov – Lagos APC Chair

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Tunde Balogun, speaks with SUNDAY ABORISADE on the rift between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the party’s primaries What are you doing to ensure that the APC win the next elections without any problem in Lagos? We are putting the […]

What will Buhari tell the UN?

Sonala Olumhense On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari will speak at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, his fourth and perhaps final appearance. What will he tell world leaders? Briefing the press about preparations, Foreign Minister Geoff
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What will Buhari tell the UN?

Sonala Olumhense On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari will speak at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, his fourth and perhaps final appearance. What will he tell world leaders? Briefing the press about preparations, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama indicated the trip would be no more than a ritual “an opportunity to engage, interface […]

NLC rejects Ortom’s panel on N15bn Paris Club refund

JOHN CHARLES Workers in Benue State have rejected the composition of a committee set up by Governor Samuel Ortom to handle the disbursement of the N14.9bn Paris Club loan refund to the state. Some of the workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, expresse
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NLC rejects Ortom’s panel on N15bn Paris Club refund

JOHN CHARLES Workers in Benue State have rejected the composition of a committee set up by Governor Samuel Ortom to handle the disbursement of the N14.9bn Paris Club loan refund to the state. Some of the workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, expressed doubt in the ability of the panel to do justice to […]

Young, pretty wives of wealthy Nigerian businessmen, monarchs

Wealthy people can afford whatever they fancy – fast cars, magnificent houses, or even beautiful wives. In this piece, we take a look at the young wives of some of Nigeria’s wealthiest men Sade Okoya Sade Okoya is perhaps the poster girl for young ladies
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Young, pretty wives of wealthy Nigerian businessmen, monarchs

Wealthy people can afford whatever they fancy – fast cars, magnificent houses, or even beautiful wives. In this piece, we take a look at the young wives of some of Nigeria’s wealthiest men Sade Okoya Sade Okoya is perhaps the poster girl for young ladies who are married to rich men. When she got married […]

Osun 2018: Politicians devise new tactics of vote-buying, woo PVC holders on WhatsApp

• 48 candidates battle for 1,246,915 votes • APC, PDP clash over vote-buying allegation • EU warns against inducement • EFCC monitors money transfers   Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Success Nwogu, Jesusegun Alagbe, Olaleye Aluko and Dayo Ojerin
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Osun 2018: Politicians devise new tactics of vote-buying, woo PVC holders on WhatsApp

• 48 candidates battle for 1,246,915 votes • APC, PDP clash over vote-buying allegation • EU warns against inducement • EFCC monitors money transfers   Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Success Nwogu, Jesusegun Alagbe, Olaleye Aluko and Dayo Ojerinde As 48 governorship candidates from 48 political parties jostle for 1,246,915 votes in the Osun State governorship election […]

Power-drunk soldiers torture woman who challenged them for driving against traffic

Afeez Hanafi A sales representative of a mobile phone firm based on Victoria Island, Adetoun Adenuga, says she has yet to get over the torture she went through in the hands of some soldiers from Bonny Camp located along Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island. Aden
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Power-drunk soldiers torture woman who challenged them for driving against traffic

Afeez Hanafi A sales representative of a mobile phone firm based on Victoria Island, Adetoun Adenuga, says she has yet to get over the torture she went through in the hands of some soldiers from Bonny Camp located along Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island. Adenuga, said the soldiers, one of whom she identified as Abubakar […]

Cleric receives death threat after failed assassination attempt, goes into hiding

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A cleric and General Overseer of a Port Harcourt-based church, known as Lively Stone Chapel International, Pastor Olaiya Adeniyi, has explained how he escaped being assassinated by unknown gunmen, who trailed him to his house a
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Cleric receives death threat after failed assassination attempt, goes into hiding

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt A cleric and General Overseer of a Port Harcourt-based church, known as Lively Stone Chapel International, Pastor Olaiya Adeniyi, has explained how he escaped being assassinated by unknown gunmen, who trailed him to his house and inflicted a gunshot injury on him. Adeniyi, who spoke with Southern City News from his […]

Osun election: Why didn’t you withdraw policemen from Aregbesola, PDP asks IGP

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to explain to Nigerians why he failed to withdraw policemen attached to the Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, like he did to the Governor o
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Osun election: Why didn’t you withdraw policemen from Aregbesola, PDP asks IGP

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to explain to Nigerians why he failed to withdraw policemen attached to the Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, like he did to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, before the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election. […]

APC senators, aspirants reject party’s indirect primaries

John Alechenu, Niyi  Odebode  and Leke Baiyewu Some All Progressives Congress senators and aspirants have opposed the Wednesday decision of the party, which granted the request of the APC governors on the mode of primaries for choosing candidates for the 20
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APC senators, aspirants reject party’s indirect primaries

John Alechenu, Niyi  Odebode  and Leke Baiyewu Some All Progressives Congress senators and aspirants have opposed the Wednesday decision of the party, which granted the request of the APC governors on the mode of primaries for choosing candidates for the 2019 elections. The APC National Executive Committee, after its meeting last month, had announced the […]

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